You are a GIS analyst for the National Park Service. You have been asked to create a dataset showing "wilderness" areas in a national park. These areas are defined as 2,000 feet away from a paved road, 500 feet away from any campsite, and 100 feet away from a trail.
To complete this task, you will need to create buffer zones around the specified features and then clip those areas out of a polygon, showing total coverage of the park.
Files: campsites.shp parkboundaries.shp road_and_rails.shp trails.shp
Comments: So the first step is to create a clip that keeps each shapefile within the boundaries of the park. Then create a buffer around each of the feature classes within the prescribed distances.
Can you use the batch process for clipping and creating these within python?
I tried to use the buffer tool, but it created so many buffers that you could no longer see the original input. Not sure how to proceed.